Oakley, Inc. and Red Bull in conjunction with 1242 Productions today announced the upcoming release of The Community Project, a super 16mm and 35mm snowboarding film. Rather than the typical video format where each rider works towards an individual segment, this film is a group effort based around different locations and the lifestyle of snowboarding. The Community Project, takes the viewer on an action-packed adventure through many of the world’s best locations: New Zealand, Japan, Aspen, British Columbia, Jackson Hole, Norway, Alaska and Whistler/Blackcomb to name a few.
The film features top talent including: Travis Rice, JJ Thomas, Zach Leach, Tyler Lepore, Terje Haakonsen, Bryan Iguchi, Andy Finch, Kyle Clancy, Eero Ettala and Shaun White, and introduces up and coming riders such as Colin Langlois, Sammy Luebke, Pat Moore and others.
“The Community Project, to me is a breath of fresh air. Riding with people who are about snowboarding and bringing new ideas to the hill with a big emphasis on creative cinematography, on and off the hill," says etnies/ThirtyTwo proTyler Lepore. "The Community Project is the film that I have wanted to be apart of for years.”
Shot on Super 35mm and 16mm film, the production team includes Rich Goodwin a veteran cinematographer with more than nine years experience in snowboard filmmaking, accomplished editor and cinematographer Curt Morgan, and Circe Wallace and Travis Rice serving as producers.
The world premiere will take place on September 7 at the Oakley headquarters in Foothill Ranch, Calif. “The Community Project” will be sold by Oakley retailers, Ally distribution, Champion Visions, Method Media, and Platinum distribution. A world premiere tour is also slated to launch in the fall with dates and locations to be announced at a later date. Check out this teaser clip and check for premiere dates near you.